Toe scrunch

Barefoot Conditioning Capacity

Toe Scrunch


  • Develop mobility in the joints of the mid-foot and toes

  • Enhance strength in the toe flexors and plantar fascia


A good foot-strengthening exercise is to pull yourself across a carpet or towel by scrunching your toes.

  • Stand on a towel (or a surface with low friction)

  • Pull the towel towards you by clawing at the ground with your toes

  • Ensure your ankles and knees remain completely still throughout the exercise


  • 2 x 20 reps performed as a pair with another barefoot exercise


  • Alternate one foot at a time, or perform all on one foot